The official Tolkien calendar has become an established publishing event, eagerly anticipated by Tolkien fans the world over. Previous Tolkien calendars have become much sought after collector’s items, and this year’s will doubtless be an essential purchase for Middle-earth fans everywhere.
Featuring 12 full-color paintings of scenes from The Silmarillion, some of which are new and unique to this calendar, Ted Nasmith explores Tolkien’s creation with greater depth than ever before. Ranging from the Elder Days of Middle-earth, through the Second Age and the rise of Sauron, to the end of the War of the Ring, the reader is drawn even further into the fantastical world of Middle-earth.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.